Artistic Programs

Drawing Foundations

A rare after-school program with award-winning instructors! Progressing from drawing geometric forms, to still life, then to human sculpture, one can build a solid foundation of traditional fine arts skills that can benefit for a lifetime. Explore your artistic side!




In Northern’s handcraft program, students will have fun making functional and decorative products, from origami to T-shirts, from pop-up cards to light boxes. It’s time to practice the power of focus while having fun. You’ll be surprised with what you can create, join today!



B.F.A. Nanjing Normal University

M.F.A. The Savannah College of Art and Design


Teaching Drawing and Arts & Crafts classes at NAA. Having studied traditional handicraft techniques and comprehensive materials, decorative arts. As a stage director from 2006 to 2015, and is also engaged in the production of costumes and stage props, has experienced jewelry making class when doing Master Degree learning, a wide range of knowledge with different materials on hand crafting, very happy to teach students to experience the manual process of combining traditional crafting techniques with Fine Art.



Chair and Fine Art Instructor

Xiaoping Chen has been an Assistant Professor at Feitian College since 2011. She became a Fine art Department Chair at Northern Academy of the Art Since 2016. She has deep experience in teaching drawing, Oil Painting, Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, and specialized training in AP Studio Art. 

She learned traditional Chinese calligraphy and landscape painting at the Fujian Institute of Youth Painters and Calligraphers. She received first prize in both categories, of painting and calligraphy Competition, and third prize in the junior division of the Dragon Cup Chinese national calligraphy competition, in 1988.

Ms. Chen studied watercolor and ceramics at the Northern Mariana College on Saipan USA , and her works featured in several private exhibits. In 1998,1999, she won the Outstanding Visual Artist Governor award on Saipan USA. 

In 2009, 2011 won the gold award in NTDTV’s International Figure oil Painting Competition. Several of her paintings have been selected to be part of the international art exhibition, The art of Zhen Shan Ren. 

Ms Chen attained the equivalent of a B.F.A. and M.F.A degree in Fine art painting.